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APC Mock Draft, Round 2: Cobb clone goes to Buffalo, first tight end lands with the Jets

As round two continues, we find a pair of pass-catchers on the move to New York state from the middle of the country.

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Acme Packing Company's 2016 mock draft continues on with round two, which will be released over the course of this week. The rules were simple: seven authors were assigned four or five teams apiece, and made the picks for each of those teams whenever they came up. We will pick the first three rounds of the draft.

2.17 (48 overall): Indianapolis Colts select Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama

Jason B. Hirschhorn: The Colts need help along the offensive line in the worst way, especially at center. Enter Alabama's Ryan Kelly, the consensus top center in the class and one of the better prospects at the position over the past few years. Kelly should have gone much earlier in the draft, but he didn't, so Indy has the chance to pounce.

2.18 (49): Buffalo Bills select Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma

Tex Western: The Bills lost restricted free agent and slot receiver Chris Hogan to the Patriots this offseason, and Shepard should fill his void nicely. Athletically and physically, he's remarkably similar to Randall Cobb and would make an excellent slot receiver to pair with Sammy Watkins. However, Shepard's ability to play on the perimeter is even better than Cobb's, which makes him remarkably versatile. Think of him more as a poor man's Antonio Brown, able to be a dangerous weapon at any receiver position rather than being pigeonholed as a slot player.

He and Watkins will make a dangerous tandem for Tyrod Taylor or whoever the Bills' quarterback ends up being over the next several years.

2.19 (50): Atlanta Falcons select Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson

Jake Hyman: The Falcons took Vic Beasley, Jr. in the first round of last year's draft. Now Atlanta can add his EDGE mate in college in Kevin Dodd. Dodd has entered first-round consideration in some mock drafts and he fills a need in Atlanta's 4-3 system.

Dodd was a changed man as a senior, recording all of his sacks (12.5) in his final campaign at Clemson. The former Tiger isn't the same type of athlete Beasley is, but could have a high floor as a second-round talent. Atlanta attempts to fill a need and take a player high on their board in recent drafts, Dodd fits that theme.

2.20 (51): New York Jets select Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas

Jake Hyman: Refraining from taking a Big Ten QB here (Connor Cook or Christian Hackenberg), the Jets try to emulate New England's new two tight end set and take Hunter Henry. Jace Amaro is playing in the Big Apple at the position and could use a running mate to line up on the opposite side of the line. Henry recorded 739 yards receiving and hauled in three receiving touchdowns for an Arkansas offense predicated on running on nearly every down.

Henry was the main receiving option, but now can be a secondary target for Ryan Fitzpatrick, if he can work out his contract situation. Getting arguably the top tight end on the board could be an option, as there aren't many high-ceiling receivers as we near the third round. As an end line tight end or pass blocking, Henry instantly boosts an offense.

Mock Draft Summary

Round One
Pick Team Player Position College
1.1 TEN Laremy Tunsil OT Mississippi
1.2 CLE Jared Goff QB California
1.3 SD Jalen Ramsey DB Florida State
1.4 DAL Joey Bosa DE Ohio State
1.5 JAX Myles Jack LB UCLA
1.6 BAL DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
1.7 SF Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State
1.8 PHI (via MIA) Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State
1.9 TB Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
1.10 NYG Laquon Treadwell WR Mississippi
1.11 CHI Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida
1.12 NO Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville
1.13 MIA (via PHI) Shaq Lawson DE Clemson
1.14 OAK Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama
1.15 LA Paxton Lynch QB Memphis
1.16 DET Jack Conklin OT Michigan State
1.17 ATL Darron Lee LB Ohio State
1.18 IND Noah Spence OLB Eastern Kentucky
1.19 BUF Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma State
1.20 NYJ A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
1.21 WAS Cody Whitehair OL Kansas State
1.22 HOU Josh Doctson WR TCU
1.23 MIN Leonard Floyd LB Georgia
1.24 CIN Corey Coleman WR Baylor
1.25 PIT Taylor Decker OT Ohio State
1.26 SEA William Jackson III CB Houston
1.27 GB Andrew Billings DT Baylor
1.28 KC Derrick Henry RB Alabama
1.29 ARI Robert Nkemdiche DL Mississippi
1.30 CAR Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M
1.31 DEN Jarran Reed DT Alabama
Round Two
Pick Team Player Position College
2.32 CLE Will Fuller WR Notre Dame
2.33 TEN Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson
2.34 DAL Eli Apple CB Ohio State
2.35 SD Jason Spriggs OT Indiana
2.36 BAL Kamalei Correa OLB Boise State
2.37 SF Michael Thomas WR Ohio State
2.38 JAX Karl Joseph S West Virginia
2.39 TB Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech
2.40 NYG Kenny Clark DT UCLA
2.41 CHI Su'a Cravens LB USC
2.42 MIA Jaylon Smith LB Notre Dame
2.43 LA (via PHI) Vonn Bell S Ohio State
2.44 OAK Keanu Neal S Florida
2.45 LA Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh
2.46 DET Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech
2.47 NO Joshua Garnett G Stanford
2.48 IND Ryan Kelly C Alabama
2.49 BUF Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma
2.50 ATL Kevin Dodd DE Clemson
2.51 NYJ Hunter Henry TE Arkansas
2.52 HOU

2.53 WAS

2.54 MIN

2.55 CIN